Essay The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

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Some might say that novels have no real relevance in our modern day society, that they are a waste of time and hold no real worth. Nevertheless, whether you believe it or not we do study them for a reason. A phenomenal example of the necessity novels still holds in our literary heritage is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. It entails a dystopian society in which we will see come to life if we continue to disregard the importance of the freedoms and rights that we as humans deserve. All of the attitudes, values and beliefs underpinned within the text of this book come from events that have occurred in the past, whether it is about the abuse of political power or reproductive rights, humans have and will continue to make atrocious mistakes that will heavily impact on future generations. We will never live in a perfect society, but if the themes, attitudes, values and beliefs in this text are properly repressed, then hopefully one day this book will no longer hold any relevance because it will be an issue of the past.
Many countries are attempting to revert to old ways, especially in regards to the reproductive rights of women. Some political parties have even gone the step further to try and introduce new laws to restrict the rights their female population have in respects to contraception and abortion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but they are merely opinions and don’t formulate the views of societies as a whole. Don’t you think women should be able…

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